Brooke and Lilly’s story

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Bluebell Wood has been a big part of mum Gemma’s life for the last few years; both of her incredible daughters were referred here for support. Her eldest daughter Brooke was five when she first came to Bluebell Wood. At birth she was diagnosed with a number of conditions including cerebral palsy, a liver condition and brain damage…. Read more »

Say hello to Toni

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My name is Naomi and I am writing about my little sister Toni. Toni is not so little any more as she is 22 but to me she will always be my little sister. I was 7 years old when Toni was born and I was excited to be getting a little sister to run around… Read more »

Leionna’s story

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At just three-years-old, Leionna was diagnosed with Battens Disease – a rare, genetic neurodegenerative condition. The little lady enjoyed her respite time at Bluebell Wood, where she loved to be pampered.   Leionna was born in March 2006 and was a welcome sister for brother Logan. Their siblings Oscar and Albie came along in the next… Read more »

Emma’s story

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Emma was a chatty, bubbly girl who loved dancing, Sheffield Wednesday, and going to school. She was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in 2004, and over the next four years she lost her sight and her ability to walk. Despite all this, she never lost her smile. Sadly, in 2008 she passed away at… Read more »

Issabelle and Benjamin’s story

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Benjamin Futter first came to Bluebell Wood when his sister, Issabelle, was transferred from hospital and passed away here. The youngster is an active member of the hospice’s sibling group, which gives him the opportunity to meet and take part in a range of fun, special activities alongside other children whose siblings are being cared… Read more »

Can we help you?

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At Bluebell Wood we look after children and young adults with life-shortening conditions, and a range of complex medical needs. We look after children and young adults up to the age of 25, and our experienced nursing and medical team can support families in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire and parts of North Lincolnshire…. Read more »

Help for families

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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cares for and supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We support the whole family and offer a range of services including; short breaks, respite, end of life, community support, young adults group, and sibling support. All of our services are completely free to our families.

Sibling support

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Looking after a child with complex needs can be a lot for each family member to handle. Children especially can find it traumatic when their brother or sister is unwell; they may feel lonely, scared, guilty, or ‘less important’ than their sibling. We’re here to provide emotional support for brothers and sisters and simply some… Read more »